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West Region football / Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: September 11, 2020, 09:18:36 pm »
My words exactly Sagatagsam.  Nice to see not everybody is drinking the koolaid.  PS...there absolutely is no science behind the use of masks.  Ding me if you want.

This is total BS.  Not only is there science, there is also common sense.  The coronavirus spreads (mainly) by airborne transmission (i.e., by exhalations of infected people, whether or not they show symptoms).  Masks protect the mask-wearer to a degree (less airborne particles received), but they are more for avoiding transmission to others - some of us value the lives of other people.  As a Trump supporter, I assume you don't. ::)

This post was perfectly reasonable up until the last sentence. You know that isn't necessary, Mr. Y.  >:(

Yeah, Pat, I apologize and retract that sentence.  I just get so frustrated at anti-mask, anti-social-distancing people.  I don't LIKE wearing a mask, either, but recognize its importance.

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West Region football / Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: September 10, 2020, 10:11:07 pm »
My words exactly Sagatagsam.  Nice to see not everybody is drinking the koolaid.  PS...there absolutely is no science behind the use of masks.  Ding me if you want.

This is total BS.  Not only is there science, there is also common sense.  The coronavirus spreads (mainly) by airborne transmission (i.e., by exhalations of infected people, whether or not they show symptoms).  Masks protect the mask-wearer to a degree (less airborne particles received), but they are more for avoiding transmission to others - some of us value the lives of other people.  As a Trump supporter, I assume you don't. ::)

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West Region football / Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: September 10, 2020, 10:00:28 pm »
As far as the NFL is concerned...I will not watch on second of their season as long as they pretend that kneeling on the flag is not unpatriotic and doesn't insult millions of fans.

YOU are unpatriotic.  No one is 'kneeling on the flag' - they are protesting police brutality.  To object the way you are to peaceful protest is anti-American.  Try reading the Constitution instead of just listening to Trump speeches. 

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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 02, 2020, 10:07:06 pm »
Thanks, RogK, good to be back in many ways, though of course I miss CUHK, my friends and colleagues, my dedicated students in HK. 

Greg, I share your views about the behaviors of the age cohort, esp. at ISU.  It could get much much worse.  Now today over 1100 cases total at ISU.

I'm hoping some kind of basketball season will be possible -- perhaps a kind of CCIW bubble? 

Would surely love for the IWU women to have another crack at Hope late this coming season.  I'm still smarting from that loss.

Be well, all.  Take all precautions.

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I hear ya!  I'm still peeved that Christina Solari never got a crack at Hope's Carrie Snikkers!  That might have shaken up the d3hoops.com all-decade teams! ;D

Great to see you finally back.  With your posting absence for so long I thought maybe the red guards had come back and you were in a 're-education' camp! ::)

Enjoy retirement - I sure am!  My younger son is teaching biology at Washtenaw CC, including lab sessions.  He acknowledges that online labs are utterly pointless, and lectures are only a bit better.  I relied heavily on face-to-face feedback in lectures to know if I was just blowin' smoke.  I'm VERY glad that I retired before the pandemic required this nonsense.

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Pro ball / Re: MLB Topics
« on: August 21, 2020, 11:18:07 pm »
The Tigers FINALLY beat the Indians!  After nine straight losses overall, and TWENTY straight to Cleveland, they won tonite 10-5.  The hero of the game was Isaac Paredes - in his fifth major league game he hit a grand slam in the seven run fourth inning to turn a 3-5 deficit to a 7-5 advantage.  The Tiger bullpen (a deserved source of derision in past seasons) continued their dominance this season to totally shut down the Tribe.

Time for the kitty-cats to go on a run! ;D

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: August 08, 2020, 08:27:02 pm »
Whats the over-under on his forthcoming contract?  Id say 5 years, 60 million ...

Unless COVID has totally crushed market prices, I'd say 60M is way low.  But ... with no spectators for the foreseeable future, COVID may have crushed market prices.  Weird (and unknowable) times.

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General football / Re: COVID19 Related Topics
« on: August 08, 2020, 05:34:50 pm »
FYI. I recently finished a 14 day quarantine, had no symptoms. I was required to have a swab up the nose COVID test ahead of a minor procedure. Day after test I was informed I was positive. Day after quarantine I went to my county's mobile COVID testing for a saliva test and tested negative. The staff members informed me that the swab test was only 70% accurate and the saliva test is 98% accurate. Some hospitals are still using the swab, I guess. I recommend seeking out a saliva test.

From what I've read, the saliva tests are less accurate.
I'm just going by what the nurse at the mobile told me. She said that swab was 70% effective and this saliva test was 98%. Apparently, you can breathe in to the nose various corona (not the one from China) viruses, and trip the swab test negative (the nurse explained). All I know is I spent 14 days in my basement with (Thank God) no symptoms. I have an apt with my PCP in Sept. I'll get an antibody test, if that is positive, then I'm an asymptomatic carrier, maybe my plasma can be used benefit to others. If I'm negative for antibodies, that would likely mean the swab was a false positive.

She also said people with normal immune systems breathe in viruses all the time, our immune systems are so good that most viruses are stopped before they start. And I have a soon to be 5 year old, before school closure, I got sick once a month from Nov-March. I'm not immune to the ankle biter cooties.

I'll report my antibody test when I have one. I had one in June that was negative.

Is anyone??!!  We only rarely see the grandkids now (and they have obviously been coached NOT to hug grandma and grandpa during the visits) but before the pandemic Mrs. Y and I used to get sick after nearly every visit with them!

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: August 08, 2020, 05:27:19 pm »
DR is what he is today because of his work ethic and the U of Michigan strength coach.  He was already probably the finest pure shooter I ever saw in person (in Salem in the 2014 FF), but I described him then as 'wispy' and got several posters who agreed with that description.  There is no way he could have even survived the Big 10, much less the NBA, without considerable physical development.  Now making an all-star team or two would not at all surprise me.

This is probably going a step too far, but at the rate he has already developed could the HoF be in his future? :o

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Mildly surprised that Olivia Lett was only Honorable Mention, since she was national POY - guess it was because she only had that one spectacular year (while she was very good her junior year, I had forgotten that she even played before 2011-12)!

Very disappointed that Christina Solari didn't make it at all.  I REALLY wanted IWU and Hope to meet up in the post-season to see Christina take on 2nd team all-decade center Carrie Snikkers.  Perhaps I'm biased (ya think? ;D), but I really think our CS could have taken down their CS.  I would definitely have paid to see that match-up.

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UWSP got another big leaguer....JP Feyereisen has made the Brewers roster.  Congrats to him, cool to see.

Alas, I fear that Jordan Zimmermann's career may be over.  He is on the DL for the zillionth time, and will probably not pitch ever again for the Tigers.  With his persistent arm troubles, I'm not sure any team would sign him.  Well, we can always remember the magic of April-May 2016! :)

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This is a good day for the league, though, because a good guy got the job that he earned and deserves.

Congrats to you as well, Steve. And, just as was the case with your old man, I wish you all the luck in the world ... 363 days a year. ;)

What if NPU meets him in the conference tourney?  and in the post-season?  Or are you willing to forfeit the regular season games as long as you win when it REALLY counts? ;D

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: July 13, 2020, 05:48:59 pm »
Capital could go with Pentellos. Although they better check the history books and see which side of the Civil War Rocky fought on. I mean he was active during that era too, I believe   ;D

In all seriousness, Im surprised Crusaders is the first mascot to fall. In my small brain it is far from the most offensive.

Wheaton let go of its Crusaders about 20 years ago. Alvernia did the same more recently.

In the case of Wheaton (IL), they had many graduates who were missionaries, and feared for those in Muslim countries, where 'Crusaders' is quite understandably a 'no-no' (at least, that is the story I've heard).

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: July 10, 2020, 07:19:03 pm »
No overnight travel? Can you imagine a year with the Monon Bell being the only game?

Not really.  Both DePauw and Wabash have plenty of other rivals within an easy there-and-back in one day distance.  (Though from what I read of Monon Bell spectators getting sloshed, an overnight would probably be wise! ;D)

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Shelby went across 'the rainbow bridge' at 11:10 this morning.

We are pretty sure we made the right decision to prevent further pain, but who can ever know for sure?

It sure is quiet around here tonight, and Mister Fred, the cat, is looking a bit mystified.

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While this board has gone nearly dormant, I still consider "CCIW Chat" to be my home.  So with sadness I announce that as of Tuesday morning, out beloved dog Shelby will be no more.  She had a good life (and by large dog standards a long life - we adopted her when she was full-grown, but from her third shelter, so no birth records existed - both the shelter and our vet thought she was 3, which would make her 15.) 

She now sometimes collapses for no apparent reason, has almost stopped eating, etc.  Unfortunately we can't enter her brain to know if she thinks life is still worth living, but her coughing fits SEEM painful, and she has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  Tomorrow I'm buying her a steak for her last meal.  RIP, Shelby. :(

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